Day 3 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Jeff Palmer

tourdestrees_blogEnjoy today’s update from Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and rider on this year’s Tour des Trees.

Stormy Weather

IMG_20151027_092549573The weather turned a bit sour on day three of the Tour des Trees. Riders rolled out from Lido Beach under overcast skies and sprinkles. By lunch, the light drizzle had turned into a steady rain, which left all of the riders fairly well soaked.

Tree City USA & the End of the Day

IMG_20151027_095251260Fortunately, our morning break was dry, so I was able to take a photo of the wonderful Monty Andrews Arboretum in Venice, a Tree City USA 6 years running.

IMG_20151027_090918687From that point, the route found us island hopping along the gulf coast all the way to Punta Gorda. This evening, I have a nice view of the harbor as I dry out my clothes!

The weather looks a bit better for Wednesday’s ride to Ft. Myers Beach.